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Deborah Coleman

Deborah Coleman was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and raised in a music-loving military family that lived in San Diego, San Francisco, Bremerton, Washington, and the Chicago area. With her father playing piano, two brothers on guitar, and a sister who plays guitar and keyboard, Coleman picked up the guitar at age eight. At fifteen, she began performing with a series of rock and R&B bands, starting out as a bass player. However, after hearing Jimi Hendrix, she switched to lead. As her interest in guitar grew, she began listening to rock groups such as the Yardbirds, Cream, and Led Zeppelin, and followed the roots of their music back to the blues.

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Deborah Coleman 2/14/02: Deborah Coleman

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Deborah Coleman is one of the leading lights of the next generation of blues performers whose unique artistry has put her in category all by herself.

Deborah Coleman

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Deborah Coleman is one of the leading lights of the next generation of blues performers whose unique artistry has put her in category all by herself.

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